Garoppolo joins skilled trades 'Signing Day' event

  • NFL Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will participate in SkillsUSA and Klein Tools' first National Signing Day on May 8.

    NFL Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will participate in SkillsUSA and Klein Tools' first National Signing Day on May 8. Daily Herald file photo

 
Posted4/12/2019 1:00 AM

LINCOLNSHIRE -- NFL Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has signed on to participate in SkillsUSA and Lincolnshire-based Klein Tools' first National Signing Day on May 8.

Jimmy and his father, Tony Garoppolo, a recently retired career electrician, will be attending the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education in San Jose, California, one of the approximately 300 schools participating in this special event, to celebrate high school seniors signing "letters of intent" for a career in the skilled trades.

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Garoppolo, an Arlington Heights native and graduate of Eastern Illinois University, is currently playing with the San Francisco 49ers.

Thousands of high school seniors across the nation will be recognized for their decision to pursue a career in residential wiring, building trades and renovations, HVAC or plumbing. In a style similar to "National Signing Day" events for high school student athletes, Klein Tools will host Facebook Live segments showcasing seniors announcing their career plans and signing "letters of intent" for a job offer, apprenticeship or advanced technical training.

The Garoppolos will interact with students across the country via live video feed on Klein Tools' Facebook page.

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